Work programme of the Bologna Follow-Up Group 2007-2009

Forum on Qualifications Frameworks

Bologna Seminar Strasbourg, France 11/10/2007 - 12/10/2007

Conference organized by the Council of Europe as part of the Bologna Coordination Group for Qualifications Frameworks 2007-2009 activities.

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Qualifications frameworks describe each qualification within a given education system as well as the way in which the various qualifications of that system interact. Qualifications frameworks should emphasize learning outcomes – what learners know, understand and are able to do with a qualification – and how learners can move between qualifications within the same system.

At the Ministerial conference of the Bologna Process held in London on 17 – 18 May 2007 the Council of Europe was given responsibility for coordinating the sharing of experience in the development of national qualifications frameworks compatible with the overarching framework of qualifications of the European Higher Education Area.

As a first step in fulfilling its new responsibilities, the Council of Europe held a conference on qualifications frameworks at Council Headquarters in Strasbourg on 11 – 12 October 2007.

Read more on the ENIC-NARIC website abour the Framework of Qualifications in the Europe and North America Region

Background documents



Stephen Adam
Sjur Bergan   
Germain Dondelinger 
Eva Gönczi
Peter Van der Hijden
Frances Kelly
Sean O’Foghlu


Background report by Stephen Adam (pdf)
Background report -  presentation
General report by Gerard Madill (document)
General report - presentation
Synopses of written contributions

Published: 11/10/2007 - Last modified: 20/10/2016
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